Thank you to all who attended the HMS Parents Night!

We had a great night celebrating the HMS family! Thank you to all who attended, had some fun and graciously donated! We had some big winners for the evening as well! Some of our students will be having lunch in town with a teacher and some of their friends, a lucky winner has a homework pass from Spanish for the week, and two families will be taking advantage of self defense classes with Prevail Jiu Jitsu! Our big winners were Hala Alhindi winning front row seats to the choir concert, Sujit Menon winning front row seats to the band concert, and Alice Waverly and Cat Greenspon winning VIP seating for the 8th grade graduation!

 

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 6th – 10th

Teacher Appreciation week is just around the corner and we need your help to make it fabulous! We will have a basket full of pampering products for our staff’s tired feet, coffee and a light breakfast every morning, snacks and refreshments throughout the day as well as our luncheon on Wednesday. Please check out the signup genius and let us know how you can help make this event the best one yet! Please contact us at staffapp@hmspto.org if you have any questions. If you can’t drop off items to the school, please contact us and we will arrange to get them to one of the volunteers the day before they are needed.

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day is Thursday May 9th. Please remember to thank your crossing guards, have your child give them a card or do whatever you feel would let them know how much you value them standing in the rain, snow and sleet to get your child safely across the street.

 

Class of 2020 Washington DC Trip

The informational presentation about the Washington DC trip scheduled for November 6 – 9, 2019 is now available on the HMS website under Parent Resources (https://www.d181.org/schools/hinsdale-middle-school/parent-resources). The presentation includes details regarding registration and form completion, important due dates, payment options, answers to frequently asked questions and sample itineraries.

In this presentation, you will find specific details for how to register your child through the tour company, Nations Classroom. Registration deadline is June 7, 2019. Registrations made after June 7th are subject to a $50.00 penalty. No registrations will be accepted after August 15, 2019.

For the first time, the D181 required trip forms are digital and available for completion via Skyward. There are two forms: basic permission/behavior and medical. Details for completion and due dates for the forms are stated in the presentation.

If you have additional questions, issues registering your child or accessing the forms on Skyward, please contact Jane Fetty – jfetty@d181.org or Julie Williams – jwilliams@d181.org.

 

PTO Meeting – Monday May 13

We hope you can join us for the last general PTO meeting of the year – Monday May 13 at 9 am in the MRC. Principal Ruben Pena will provide information related to systems and processes the administration is continuing to develop to monitor homework and testing across grade levels. He will also give an update on our School Improvement Plan and actions items as we begin planning for next year. Please join us if you are able.

NEEDED – Chairpersons for Class of 2020 8th Grade Year End Activities

We are looking for 2-3 talented parents to chair next year’s 8th Grade Year End Activities committee. The volunteers work with HMS administration to plan graduation, organize the graduation dance and plan the 8th grade breakfast. Without your help, we cannot pull off these fun and memorable events for our 8th graders, so please grab a friend and get involved! If you are interested in this role, or if you have any questions about the committee, please contact Karin Rohn at president@hmspto.org. We would love your help!

 

Box Tops Collection

box topsHMS is collecting Box Tops. Money received from Box Tops will go to the Student Council Fund, which helps to pay for things such as Spirit Day prizes along with the end-of-year celebration dunk tank and ice cream truck. Student Council has no designated funds, so every Box Top helps! There is a clear plastic collection jar in the Main Office.

 

Dr. McGrath discusses adolescent anxiety and early detection – as early as pre-school years.

The Parent Network Presents Dr. Patrick McGrath.

Dear families of Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South, and our feeder schools:
Dr. McGrath, a specialist in childhood and adolescent anxiety, will be offering advice and support for parents of children from preschool through high school.
We all know anxiety leads to depression, especially in young adults. Learn how this can be detected much younger than often discussed, such as in preschool years, and what we can do about it.
Theresa McClear and Lori Thompson, PTO Parent Network Co-Chairs

End of Year HMS Parents Night Out

We are excited to celebrate an amazing year with our new school, so we want to have a very fun night for everyone!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Nabuki – 18 E First Street, Hinsdale
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

We will have raffle and auction items your kids don’t want to miss, such as:

* Homework week-long pass
* Catered lunch for a group of 8
* Starbucks walk with a friend
* Use of the gym for you and ten friends

And also for the parents:

* 1 reserved parking space
* 2 sets for six people VIP seating for Graduation Ceremony
* Front row tickets for Concerts
* 2 Prevail Jiu Jitsu 6 week session packages

Of course we will enjoy Nabuki’s Special:

***Jala-Pena-Ritas
*** May-Jitos
*** Sparty-Wine

Provided by our special bartenders who will be working to help generate more fun and excitement! Nabuki will also have some special menu items provided just for the evening!

Nabuki is generously donating back 20% of proceeds.

We are looking forward to enjoy a very special night!

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Garcia or Kristin Kentra at fundraising@hmspto.org.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6th-10th

Teacher Appreciation week is just around the corner and we need your help to make it fabulous! We will have a basket full of pampering products for our staff’s tired feet, coffee and a light breakfast every morning, snacks and refreshments throughout the day as well as our luncheon on Wednesday. Please check out the signup genius and let us know how you can help make this event the best one yet! Please contact us at staffapp@hmspto.org if you have any questions. If you can’t drop off items to the school, please contact us and we will arrange to get them to one of the volunteers the day before they are needed.